"The Hangman" is the second book in a series of three books featuring short stories set in the old West. "The Hangman" is a retired lawman looking for a more peaceful life, instead he brands a couple of rustlers on his approach to the ranch he wants to buy. Other stories include war veterans trying to sort out the pain of war and getting relief from a child. There are stories of orphans, children who are left on their own and their survival. Stories of a "Hanging Judge" that has a sense of humor and justice. In all cases, in the end there is redemption, justice and of course, love.